Minor in Linguistics

Students who minor in linguistics may do so out of general interest in the discipline, or may wish to complement their concentration in another field in ways that help integrate their cross-disciplinary interests in language-related issues. An academic minor in linguistics is not open to students with a concentration in the Department of Linguistics.
Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Linguistics must develop a specific plan for its completion and meet with an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Linguistics in order to declare their minor. In developing their plan for the minor, students may find it helpful to consider the course groupings in the Concentration Profiles.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

One of LING 209, 210, or 212 is a prerequisite for a linguistics academic minor, although it does not count toward the total credits (below) for the academic minor.

Academic Minor Program

15 credits in the Department of Linguistics or in courses cross-listed with Linguistics, distributed as follows:

  • Linguistics core: Two courses chosen from LING 313, 315, and 316
  • Linguistics electives: Nine additional credits in LING courses, at the 300-level or above, approved by a linguistics undergraduate advisor.

Courses taken outside U of M cannot count toward the Linguistics minor. Courses taken in other U of M departments can count toward the Linguistics minor if and only if they are cross-listed as LING courses. However, only one course counted for the minor can also count for the requirements of a concentration.